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  1. jgmvwx31's Avatar
    I wonder if it has any sort of tangential relationship to the Egypt unrest?
    i cannot find any media outlet covering this outage? Perhaps because it's a Saturday and the media honchos aren't working??!?!
    01-29-11 09:57 AM
  2. macrophage's Avatar
    Remember, as long as you have a data connection you can do:

    Text
    PIN
    and if you are on gmail, use the browser to get to www.gmail.com and login there, for AOL it would be webmal.aol.com etc. etc.

    so if you really need to get mail, use your browser.
    01-29-11 09:57 AM
  3. jgmvwx31's Avatar
    I wonder if it has any sort of tangential relationship to the Egypt unrest?
    I cannot find any media outlet covering this outage. Perhaps because it's a Saturday and the media honchos aren't working??!?!
    01-29-11 09:58 AM
  4. Culex316's Avatar
    What would a North American BIS outage have to do with something happening almost half a world away?
    01-29-11 09:59 AM
  5. macrophage's Avatar
    I cannot find any media outlet covering this outage. Perhaps because it's a Saturday and the media honchos aren't working??!?!
    Every time there is an outage, RIM seems to play it down.

    Remember - the FBI and CIA all use Blackberries extensively so this must be a BIG deal.
    01-29-11 09:59 AM
  6. macrophage's Avatar
    What would a North American BIS outage have to do with something happening almost half a world away?
    Because it is a worldwide outage, all mail feeds through Canada and there is always the possibility.
    Remember, the Internet connects the world, the Egyptians cut off the Internet and there are all sorts of inter-related things from a security perspective that could happen.
    They may have done something that rebounded back to RIM's servers and RIM had to protect itself by taking it down.
    01-29-11 10:02 AM
  7. jgmvwx31's Avatar
    apparently the outage affects RIM too since I sent an email to the help at rim.com address & got this message in return!

    Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

    Subject: Blackberry Internet Service Is Down!
    Sent: 1/29/2011 10:52 AM

    The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

    'help@rim.com' on 1/29/2011 10:53 AM
    452 4.1.1 ... temporary failure
    01-29-11 10:02 AM
  8. howarmat's Avatar
    Every time there is an outage, RIM seems to play it down.

    Remember - the FBI and CIA all use Blackberries extensively so this must be a BIG deal.
    yes but im 99.99999% sure they use BES, so this does affect them
    Last edited by howarmat; 01-29-11 at 10:09 AM.
    01-29-11 10:03 AM
  9. Armature's Avatar
    Your post was post 28. Post 2 is on the first page of this thread (and it is the post just after post 1 and before post 3)!
    Which refers specifically to AT&T. Why would I think that implies a system-wide outage.

    Why are you so rude?
    01-29-11 10:06 AM
  10. markhunsaker's Avatar
    I wondered why I didn't have a single email this morning.
    01-29-11 10:07 AM
  11. eds817's Avatar
    T-Mobile was down but looks like it has been restored now.
    01-29-11 10:08 AM
  12. DavidJAtkins's Avatar
    My Torch 9800 OS 6.0.0.450 on TELUS e-mail is still down - but bis.na.blackberry.com/html?brand=telus is no longer redirecting to bis.t-mobile.com/html/index.html.
    01-29-11 10:09 AM
  13. macrophage's Avatar
    This posting is in the Service Outages section of this forum:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f156/ja...outage-580504/

    I am on Sprint in PA and haven't had any emails or facebook notifications since last night at around 11pm, but BBM is working fine.
    OK I just started receiving 2 emails - so it must be really slow.
    Last edited by macrophage; 01-29-11 at 10:17 AM.
    01-29-11 10:11 AM
  14. jojo212's Avatar
    Just started to work. AT&T Orlando, Fl
    01-29-11 10:13 AM
  15. gleepy's Avatar
    Down since 0300 on VZW in Buffalo. A test message sent through my blackberry.net account failed to go through. BBM working fine.

    At noon, one of my email accounts started to let stuff through. All two of them. It is a low volume email account for me.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by gleepy; 01-29-11 at 11:05 AM.
    01-29-11 10:17 AM
  16. DavidJAtkins's Avatar
    My Torch 9800 OS 6.0.0.450 on TELUS e-mail is still down - but service books arrive on all my e-mail addresses.
    01-29-11 10:19 AM
  17. DavidJAtkins's Avatar
    All e-mails working now!
    01-29-11 10:25 AM
  18. Metalp3n's Avatar
    Emails are still down for me here in NY with Sprint.

    Edit: 1139am - all emails started coming in
    Last edited by Metalp3n; 01-29-11 at 10:40 AM.
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    01-29-11 10:31 AM
  19. docbill's Avatar
    Just got 2 emails from last night. It is now 1700UTC (11:00 am CST). Storm2 on Verizon in Iowa
    01-29-11 11:04 AM
  20. acwyau's Avatar
    Rogers in Vancouver....email seems to be working, but really slowly. Got a flood of emails this morning from all accounts, but it's definitely not instant push this morning. Send an email to my Gmail account 5 minutes ago and still no sign of it. Even resending my service books took way longer than usual.
    01-29-11 11:07 AM
  21. ErikaMarie72's Avatar
    Emails are coming in sporadically.

    Still not able to send successfully from all services.

    12:07pm EDT
    Verizon

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-29-11 11:07 AM
  22. SRR500's Avatar
    I just had several emails come in. I don't know if its a permanent restoration of service or if things are still sporadic like some have reported though.

    11:20 central time
    U.S. Cellular

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-29-11 11:22 AM
  23. Perfecttan's Avatar
    Started receiving emails again on T-Mobile in CA. Emails are coming in very slow though.

    I sent a test message and got it about 15 mins later. I'll test again in a bit and if there is any change I will update my post.

    T-Mobile customer service had no idea about the outage when I called in at 9am this morning.

    T-Mobile California as of 10am
    01-29-11 12:03 PM
  24. dhave's Avatar
    from South Carolina: (T-Mobile) no e-mail from about midnight Friday, Jan. 28, until about noon Saturday, Jan. 29. A batch of messages belched through about 12:15 p.m. Saturday, no transmissions since then.
    01-29-11 12:05 PM
  25. artdeco's Avatar
    Email sporadic here...
    01-29-11 12:22 PM
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